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S06 EEG 2 Alpha Rhythms in the Occipital Lobe

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In EEG 2, students will discover how the brain constantly receives sensory input and integrates the information before processing it. Students record EEG data from the occipital lobe while performing a number of tasks. The system records and displays the raw EEG together with the alpha wave and alpha-RMS activity. Students compare baseline EEG with the data recorded during the different tasks.

Experimental Objectives

  1. To record an EEG from an awake, resting subject under the following conditions:
    • relaxed with eyes closed;
    • performing mental arithmetic with eyes closed;
    • hyperventilating (breathing quickly and deeply); and
    • relaxed with eyes open.
  2. To examine differences in the level of alpha rhythm activity during mental arithmetic and hyperventilation, compared to the control condition of eyes closed and relaxed.

Tasks Performed by the Student

Student Prep & Distance Learning

Click the link(s) below for sample data and/or lesson procedure video(s), BSL PRO Lesson procedures (PDF) for human lessons*, and graph template files (*.gtl) for BSL PRO Lessons. If more than one .gtl is available, download the .gtl with the _suffix to match BSL version and hardware.

Lesson Hardware

This lesson requires a Biopac Science Lab (MP40) System and the following hardware. If your BScL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below.

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